Destination guide

Head to the historic city of Syracuse

Come and experience Syracuse and its history, culture and monuments. This walkable city is known for its cafés, seaside and archaeology. For a bit of culture, visit Temple of Apollo, Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi or Archaeological Park of Neapolis. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Syracuse

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Syracuse has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Archaeological Park of Neapolis (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Hypogeum of Cathedral Square (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Technopark Archimedes (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Aretusa Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Parcallario Adventure Park (25.6 mi / 41.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Syracuse

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Syracuse is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ortygia (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Ear of Dionysius (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Rope-makers' Cave (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Latomia del Paradiso (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Ciane River and Saline Nature Reserve (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Terrauzza Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Syracuse

The nearest airport is in Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa), located 30.7 mi (49.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Comiso (CIY-Vincenzo Magliocco), which is 38.1 mi (61.3 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Syracuse Station or Targia Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around Syracuse?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,683 vacation rentals near Syracuse. From 673 Villas to 799 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Syracuse for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Syracuse?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Syracuse:

  • Ortigia: 746 vacation rentals
  • Santa Lucia: 798 vacation rentals
  • Grottasanta: 179 vacation rentals
  • Tiche: 65 vacation rentals
  • Epipoli: 46 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Syracuse?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Syracuse. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Syracuse Forum Ruins: 2,818 vacation rentals
  • Porto Piccolo: 2,809 vacation rentals
  • Archaeological Park of Neapolis: 2,825 vacation rentals
  • Jewish Bath: 2,778 vacation rentals
  • Palazzo Beneventano del Bosco: 2,783 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Syracuse listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Syracuse?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 673 Villas in Syracuse. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Syracuse include:

  • Houses: 799 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,012 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Syracuse?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 429 vacation rentals with pool available in Syracuse. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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